Magnus Lofstrom is a policy director and senior research fellow at PPIC, as well as on faculty in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds appointments as research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany; research associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the economics of crime, public safety, policy evaluations, immigration, entrepreneurship, and education, has been funded by the Russell Sage, Arnold Ventures, Kauffman and Smith Richardson Foundations. In addition to numerous edited volumes, his work has been published in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Human Resources, Criminology & Public Policy, Demography, Journal of Population Economics, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics and Journal of Regional Science. He serves on the editorial board of Industrial Relations and was a member of then–California State Controller John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors. Prior to joining PPIC, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego


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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9812
published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2016, 30 (2), 103 - 126
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9420
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2015, 81 (4), 960–979
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7838
published in: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2016, 664 (1), 196-220
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7669
published in: Barry Chiswick and Paul Miller (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of International Immigration, 1B, Elsevier, 2015
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6598
published in: David Card and Steven Raphael (eds.) Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality, Russell Sage
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6103
published as 'Why Are Some People More Likely to Become Small-Businesses Owners than Others: Entrepreneurship Entry and Industry-specific Barriers' in: Journal of Business Venturing, 2014, 29(2), 232–251
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5682
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 96(2), 258-269
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4972
revised version published as 'Wage and Mobility Effects of Legalization: Evidence from the New Immigrant Survey' in: Journal of Regional Science, 2013, 53 (1), 171–197
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4560
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2011, 9 (1), 25-44
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4539
published in: Small Business Economics, 2013, 40 (4), 933-952
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3997
published in: Small Business Economics, 2009, 33 (4), 427-439
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3297
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (5), 813–825
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3265
published in: Williams Review, 2007, 2, 91-121
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3156
published in: Small Business Economics, 2013, 40 (1), 73-86
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2953
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2008, 28, 305-352
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2422
published in: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2007, 613 (1), 32-46
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2266
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2014, 39, 81-105
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2261
published in: Industrial Relations, 2011, 50 (3), 412 - 442
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2101
substantially revised version published as 'Mexican- American Self-Employment : A Dynamic Analysis of Business Ownership' in: Research in Labor Economics, 2009, 29, 197 - 227
IZA Discussion Paper No. 360
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2009, 22 (4), 941 - 970
IZA Discussion Paper No. 347
published as 'Assessing Immigrant Policy Options: Labor Market Conditions and Postreform Declines in Immigrants' Receipt of Welfare' in: Demography, 2002, 39 (4), 617-637
IZA Discussion Paper No. 175
published in: Cornelius, W. A. / Espenshade, T. J. (eds.), The International Migration of the Highly Skilled: Demand, Supply and Development Consequences, La Jolla, CA, 163-195
IZA Discussion Paper No. 100
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2003, 38 (1), 74-98
IZA Discussion Paper No. 54
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2002, 15 (1), 83-114
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